Re: Wood Badge Paraphernalia
Ian N Ford (ianford@DIRCON.CO.UK)
Sun, 4 Aug 1996 23:48:41 +0100
On Sun, 4 Aug 1996, Mark Arend wrote:
> >> certainly may be worn without the scarf.
> >> Ian Ford
> >Actually, it isn't a scarf. It's a shawl, tawny in color.<g>
> You're both wrong. It's a neckerchief. A scarf is something my aunt wears
> on her head to keep the wind from blowing her hair around. A shawl is large
> oblong cloth worn over the shoulders & neck.
Mark, please don't try to correct my English. Neckerchief is a perfectly
acceptable description, but that does not make me wrong.
Last I knew this was an International list. Here FWIW is the British
version of the guidelines for wearing insignia :
" The Award for completion of obligatory adult training is the Wood
Badge. Leaders holding the Wood Badge may wear the Gilwell Woggle. They
may also wear the Gilwell Scarf when they are not with their Scout Groups."
[Policy, Organisation & Rules of The Scout Association - Rule 64.1
if you are interested.]
When I did my Scout Advanced course at Gilwell Park in 1977 we called it
a scarf. When I did my <fourth> Wood Badge course with the BSA at
Philmont it may have turned into a neckerchief for all I remember or care.
The object in question is made of a fabric that combines grey threads,
symbolising wisdom and humility, and red, the warmth of friendship.
Sorry guys, but I really do take exception to being told I am wrong about
something just because I happen to use the Oxford version of the
English language and not Webster's.
Now can we get back to Scouting ?
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City